Jan 12, 2009

Three Generations

Three Generations

1929

José Clemente Orozco

(Mexican, 1883–1949)

publisher

Delphic Studios

Lithograph

Image: 26.7 x 37.9 cm (10 1/2 x 14 15/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1950.434

Catalogue raisonné: Hopkins 4; Orozco 11

State: I/I

Edition: edition of 100

Location

Did you know?

The optimistic detail featured in this lithograph contrasts with other portions of the mural it comes from, which presented a starker view of the Mexican Revolution.

Description

Alongside David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco became known as one of los tres grandes—the three great artists who aimed to develop a distinctively Mexican art after the country’s revolution. This lithograph relates to Orozco’s 1926 mural The Family, completed for the National Preparatory School in Mexico City. The detail featured here shows a mother, child, and grandchild, emphasizing the continuity of Mexican culture.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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